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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 12 inches to 18 inches (20-30 cm)
Plant Spread: 12 inches to 24 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Other: Green to gray-green heart shaped leaves appear opposite along the stems.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots

  6:51 pm.  In shade, in the evening, a delightful blue emerges.

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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.Date: 2008-06-15  6:51 pm.  In shade, in the evening, a delightful blue emerges.
By HemNorth
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Location: Ed Burton, NE WisconsinDate: 2015-05-29
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Location: my garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2010-05-28Great bee plant!
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Location: Elysium Gardens, Kelowna, B.C.Date: 2010-06-10  11:04 am. Magnificent plants - 3 to 4 feet in height.
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Location: Nora's Garden - Castlegar, B.C.Date: 2009-06-17Blooms well in partial shade.
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-10-04
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-03
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-17Grown from collected seed
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Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C.Date: 2009-06-12  7:59 am.  Purple in the early sunshine.
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-03Possibly a seedling of 'Candy Cat'
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-03
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Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Penstemon - which one?; Nepeta (Nepeta subsessilis) by chelle Dec 10, 2012 7:22 AM 5

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